New products to monitor public behavior across entire cities will soon come to market, CyberScoop reported on Monday.
Israeli company Jenovice Cyber Labs has built a product for law enforcement and intelligence agencies called Metropolink that is billed as an “autonomous” surveillance system that can monitor an entire metropolitan area — it can locate, list, map, track, analyze and visualize all Wi-Fi networks and identities across any environment.
Some security experts are saying the technology is reminiscent of Snoopy, a 2012 research project from Glenn Wilkinson and Daniel Cuthbert designed to steal data from mobile devices by imitating Wi-Fi networks and intercepting data traffic.
Several government organizations in the U.S. have expressed interest in building and deploying large-scale surveillance systems using this type of technology, sources told CyberScoop.
For more, read Patrick Howell O’Neill’s story on CyberScoop.